Kickstarter – The Astronaut’s Birthday


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This new fundraising effort on Kickstarter caught our eyes.  “The Astronaut’s Birthday” is an art exhibit the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago.

A unique large-scale space adventure: Redmoon and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) of Chicago, combine forces to present a new public art spectacle, The Astronaut’s Birthday.

Inspired by science fiction films from the 1950s and the golden age of comic books, the performance begins as an astronaut floating in space decides to make one final transmission to Earth.

The instillation will employ 80 foot tall comic like images on the MCA’s facade.

The Astronaut’s Birthday unites the talent of Redmoon Artistic Director Frank Maugeri, Redmoon core artist Jim Lasko, Marvel Comics illustrator Chris Burnham, writer Tria Smith, composer Jeff Thomas and Chicago-based illustrator Donovon Foote, along with a team of local comic book illustrators and early career artists. Redmoon gives special thanks to the participation of board member Tony Fitzpatrick as the event’s narrator.

The display is looking to raise $15,000 by the end of September 28th.

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